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p22.pdf

...to remember to code all additional diag- noses. As family physicians, we know that our patients who have diabetes often also have hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and obesity and may use tobacco products. Each of these additional issues requires separate coding. These additional...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/p22.pdf

p9.pdf

...with the correct fifth digit. In ICD-10, chronic heart failure has a list of code first conditions, includ- ing heart failure due to hypertension and heart failure due to hyperten- sion with chronic kidney disease. ICD-10 also includes instructions to use addi- tional codes in...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p9.pdf

Preventive Screening Code Crosswalk

...V81.1 Screening hypertension V81.2 Screening other and unspecified cardio- vascular conditions Z13.6 Encounter for screening for cardiovascular disorders Colorectal cancer screening V76.51 Screening malignant neoplasm colon Z12.11 Encounter for screening for malignant...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/fpm20140700oa1-rt1.pdf

p8.pdf

...and disease understanding among their many disadvan- taged patients with hypertension. To address this, the clinic had its medical assistants use standard scripts to educate low-achieving patients during their visits. Within a year, more than 80 percent of these patients reported...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p8.pdf

p28.pdf

...The last patient of the day is an 85-year-old woman with mild hypertension and osteoarthritis. She lives inde- pendently in a retirement community, adheres faithfully to a low-salt diet, and remains physically active, going on 30-minute walks several times a week with friends. Her...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0700/p28.pdf

p9.pdf

...pressure in adults age 18 years and older; and intensive behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet for adults with hyperlipidemia, hypertension, advancing age, and other known risk factors for cardiovas- cular and diet-related chronic disease. Counseling is cov- ered once...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p9.pdf

p52.pdf

...Instead of saying, This will treat your hypertension, say, Let’s try this for your high blood pressure. 2. Don’t judge. Instead of saying, Why aren’t you taking your metformin? say, I’m curious to know what happens when you take your metformin. 3. Be aware of costs. Most...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p52.pdf

p12.pdf

...ers. However, risky alcohol use can lead to motor vehicle crashes, arrest, intimate partner violence, and medical prob- lems including hypertension, gastritis, liver disease, and cancer.3 Moreover, if a woman drinks while pregnant, the child may be born with a fetal alcohol spectrum...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/p12.pdf

p12.pdf

...groundwork for making a dif- ference in your patients’ lives. When you see Mrs. Jones, whom you have treated for hyperlipidemia and hypertension for the past five years, take a moment to realize that, if not for your treatment, she might have had a stroke or a heart attack. When you...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p12.pdf

p28.pdf

...can use remote monitoring to track patient weight for congestive heart failure, fast- ing glucose for diabetes, blood pressure for hypertension, and oxygen saturation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Data can be incorporated directly into the patient portal and EHR...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p28.pdf

Deprescribing Unnecessary Medications: A Four-Part Process

...painful diabetic neuropathy of bilateral lower extremities, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stable coronary artery disease, and hypertension. She has seen a cardiologist, pulmonologist, and neurologist for additional care. At today’s visit with you, her family physician, she...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p28.pdf

Quality Measures: How to Get Them Right

...to influence an outcome, especially when results primarily reflect the patient’s socioeconomic status. For example, if patients with hypertension can- not afford their prescriptions or patients with diabetes cannot access healthy food options, their physicians cannot easily or...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p23.pdf

Tools for Better Dementia Care

...there’s nothing that can be done and stick with what they know: focusing on the patients’ co-morbid conditions, such as high cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes. For the patients and their caregivers, however, it is dementia’s cognitive, functional, and behavioral losses that...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p11.pdf

Skin Deep: How to Properly Code for Biopsies and Lesion Removal

...Finally, remember to submit a wound repair code if allowed by CPT and, if you addressed an issue in addition to the skin procedures (hypertension, for example), include the appropriate E/M office visit code with modifier 25, Significant, separately identifiable evaluation and...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p15.pdf

Practice Pearls

...• Hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia: once every six months with labs • Asthma and allergies: once a year • Physical exam: as needed, but at least once every two years • Annual wellness visit (for Medicare patients): once a year • Insomnia, gastroesophageal...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p32.pdf

How to Use Group Visits to Manage Obesity

...to submit diagno- sis codes for any conditions that are exac- erbated by overweight and obesity, such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, osteoarthritis, or obstructive sleep apnea.4 If the group visit includes services led by a...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0900/p20.pdf

Coding and Documentation Made Easier -- FPM

Apr 1, 1998 - The author's physician-friendly tool can help you to code more confidently.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0400/p19.html

How to Get All the 99214s You Deserve [2001] -- FPM

Oct 1, 2001 - It’s easier than you might think to get what’s coming to you.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1000/p43.html

Starting a Revolution in Office-Based Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2001 - A nationwide experiment is asking practices to forget the way they’ve always done it and pursue the ideal in patient care.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1000/p29.html

Seven Reasons to Dictate in the Presence of Your Patients -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - By simply moving dictation into the exam room, you may improve your practice in at least seven ways.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p37.html

Electronic Paper & Pencil: How to Develop Your Own Low-Cost Electronic Medical Record ...

May 1, 2001 - If you know how to use modern word-processing software, you can create your own electronic medical records.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p33.html

Improving Patient Communication in No Time -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - Here are quick ways to evaluate and refine your communication style to better suit your patients' needs.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p23.html

It's Time to Start Practicing Population-Based Health Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 1998 - You don't have to be part of an integrated delivery system to optimize care for populations of patients with common conditions.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0600/p37.html

Putting Clinical Guidelines Into Practice -- FPM

May 1, 2001 - The article follows a family practice through its quality improvement project to increase physician use of clinical guidelines for asthma.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p45.html

13 Months of Quality Improvement: Did It Work? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - The article completes a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article offers lessons learned from the project and explores whether the principles of quality improvement were effective.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/p55.html

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